Updated: Methuen Police Capture Bank Robbery Suspect

A Methuen Police Department flyer, describing the suspect.

A Methuen man, charged in the Thursday afternoon armed robbery of Methuen Co-operative Bank, 243 Broadway St., was scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon in Lawrence District Court.

Alan Wilson, 40, of Methuen, was held without bail over the weekend pending his arraignment on charges of armed robbery while masked and larceny over $250, according to Methuen Police Captain Kristopher McCarthy. He told WHAV this afternoon investigators received information from the public leading to Wilson becoming a suspect.

“While obtaining a warrant, he was taken into custody at McDonalds on Pelham Street,” McCarthy said.

Police Friday released photographs from surveillance video and described the suspect as a black male, between six feet, two inches and six feet, five inches tall, about 265 pounds, with a thin chin strap beard, wearing a gray Roc-a-wear sweatshirt and gray baseball hat with the word “haterproof.”

“The suspect brandished a large black handgun, and pointed it at the teller. The teller was told by suspect “Give me the money, this is a robbery,” a spokesperson said. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police also believe the robbery suspect was connected to other area robberies including a Walgreen’s in Lowell and a Wendy’s restaurant in Dracut.